CSWE Minority Fellowship Program Announces Youth Master's Student 2014-2015 Cohort


The Council on Social Work Education’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is pleased to announce the first Now Is the Time: MFP-Youth (MFP-Y) Master’s Student Cohort. The new fellowship for advanced social work master’s students is funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The fellowship offers financial and other supports to direct-practice focused minority students who are committed to providing mental health services to at-risk children, adolescents, and young adults aged 16–25 in underserved minority communities. The name and university of each member of the MFP-Y 2014–2015 cohort follows.

  1. Zuleyma Acevedo, Columbia University
  2. Vikiana Alonso, Fordham University
  3. Gabrielle Aquino, University of Southern California
  4. Isha Banerjea, University of Texas at Austin
  5. Ninsis Batista, University of Denver
  6. Sheena Beach, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  7. Arnoldo Cantu, University of Texas at Austin
  8. Nhi Dang, California State University, Long Beach
  9. Whitney Danz, Walla Walla University
  10. Ngozi Eke, University of Michigan
  11. Sophia Esparza, Tulane University
  12. Daisy Garcia, University of Denver
  13. Jesse Gonzales, University of Denver
  14. Areli Guajardo, University of Texas at El Paso
  15. Erica Heller, University of Texas at Austin
  16. Maria Alejandra Heman, University of Southern California
  17. Aisha Henderson, Michigan State University
  18. Walter Raleigh, Higgs, Simmons College
  19. Erica Lanier, University of Denver
  20. Marcus Leaks, University of Chicago
  21. Sarah Madrigal, University of Cincinnati
  22. Kiera Mallett, University of Pittsburgh
  23. Corda McLendon, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  24. Clara Mesa, Boston College
  25. Adrienne Miller-Bradford, University of Washington
  26. Alisia Mitchell, Howard University
  27. Tonya Myles-Day, University at Buffalo
  28. Dawn Philip, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  29. Julia Pichardo, Hunter College, City University of New York
  30. Sandy Rubio-Hernandez, Arizona State University
  31. Princess Russell-Blidgen, University of Connecticut
  32. Liza Saffo, University of Denver
  33. Edward Scott, University of Pennsylvania
  34. Michael Serrano, Hunter College, City University of New York
  35. Viridiana Sigala, University of Texas at El Paso
  36. Tania Silva, University of Denver
  37. Joanna Villacorta, University of Chicago
  38. Nural Willis, Portland State University
  39. Justina Yung, Columbia University
  40. Lucy Zee, Washington University in St. Louis

For more information about MFP-Youth, visit the website link or contact mfp@cswe.org